what's cropping up | articles | farmers |

Participants at the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry’s second Farm Bill field hearing stressed that with tough times hitting farm country in the form of catastrophic weather events and falling prices, farmers need a strong farm safety...

Read More

By: David Schemm Published in The Wichita Eagle May 11, 2017 The foot of snow that fell recently left wheat stalks bent and broken across western Kansas. The damage is heartbreaking. Estimates show as many as 1.7 million acres could...

Read More

By: Jim Obermiller Published in the Omaha World-Herald May 1, 2017 Here in central Nebraska, raising corn is a way of life. I got started when I was 21 with 160 acres I bought from my grandmother. Today, my wife,...

Read More

There are a number of certainties in life. I know, for example, that every morning on my farm, the sun will rise in the east, and that every evening it will dip beneath the west horizon. And we know Iowa...

Read More

In a blog post appearing in Ag Daily, Farmer’s Daughter USA founder Amanda Zaluckyj shines light on the critical role crop insurance has played in keeping her family’s southwest Michigan farm afloat in 2016— one of those years where “everything...

Read More

With 297 million acres of farmland covered by crop insurance, this risk management tool has become an integral part of the farm safety net for American producers. Policies are available for more than 120 crops for farmers of all operation...

Read More